hp ‘instant’ e-ink

Have you played the overpriced ink game?

Well it seemed a idea worth a test with the new printer (my blog) after all the low quantity hp inks will need replacing sooner rather than later and with heavy document printing in the month it was bought and with some months free its worth at least £26*.  Either way the zoo would have to had buy ink for a printer unless you colllect printers that cannot print..

The instant ink wording is not nice – go over and charges are soon incurred so it probably is not for heavy users (300 pages a month) not that i or the zoo care if the ink is genuine or not (my blog).  Lets face facts even you do not care about retail packaging – you just want ink not coloured cardboard packaging designed for a retailers point of sale displays .

The assumption here is that it theoretically brings down the cost of printing to what we would pay anyhow with non hp ink which is available for the printer.  Savings of 30% are reduced to 10% if you switch benchmarks and use the guide price of non hp ink which is what i did as i am just that sort of ape.    I wrote a spreadsheet so i have a fair idea – if i can ‘profit’ by comparing it to compatible ink then that seems a more reasonable comparison rather than just to hp ink

Duplex printing is accounted as two sheets, as to whether your printing is all colour, or mostly black and white is not a distinction made.  The control panel is not part of hplip the linux driver and separate so another printer is something i am going to keep working and will purchase ink for it outright opposed to ‘renting’ pages.

Do these cartridges last longer than the retail ones ? no idea so far but expect a six day post delay from hp when sending ink – as hp supplied the starter inks and it was government form printing month here in the zoo perhaps instant ink is not as instant. A first impression although ink levels appear ok after minimal printing after those large government documents.

It is nice to have a printer that prints rather than jams so that is another interesting issue as to how jammed pages are charged for.

The delivery of replacement inks is not particularly fast but they also supply recycling envelopes which shows that non genuine ink suppliers have taught hp a thing or too.

einkThe ink cartridges are longer than standard ones if standard one looks like a like van these look like an hgv however the basic hp supplied black ink crapped out at 89 pages, hp instant nk registers as that rather than hp ink  The ink sensor did not detect that there was no black ink left – thats one failing hp have still yet to get right.

I had to replace one starter ink with the hgv sized ‘instant’ ink  It appears that the mandatory test sheet for the scanner  to verify the ink cartridge is counted as a paid sheet even though you did not desire to print it however i recorded it as a charge and then a few days later the counter was less one page. Non printed output is still charged despite the printer not printing the output correctly – something to be careful off.

I have more questions than answers, i imagine that print head cleaning is a costly business with e-ink and not recommended. A long term factor that will prove bad on the economics of instant ink. So i will return to this topic and bore you further! What exciting stuff.

As mentioned I still use a non instant ink laser printer for black and white things where the zoo pays £12 a cartridge.  HP charges £ 60 for a 1500 page unit.  You may see why i still compare non hp ink with instant ink despite the unfairness of the bigger size which is like comparing apples with oranges.

Only a fool would use hp sticker prices and i do not like to be called one of those.

Since i took the screenshot – instant ink has had a website ‘redesign’ which sucks imho.

If you are still awake after reading all that well done your prize is a banana skin which you can collect from the zoo.

*more if you use hp sticker prices – a month is classed as 30 days it appears

 

 

Crunchyroll versus Netflix

missing from the line up

Once upon time i would visit crunchyroll and see decent j-dramas (my blog) but netflix (my blog) seems to have stolen that crown with this new  site also having the odd title (my blog)..

Now there is the one or two mega anime titles on crunchyroll still but i do not like those.  Overall netflix is the better platform for my taste for both anime and drama.

How things change.

 

Yara rules

trippy cow

Having upgraded to stretch (my blog) i discovered that i could now use yara rules since yara is now packaged.

The zoo’s config was lacking directories and the this-andthat or that_something meant i had to create some new directories but it appears after a day or so i will have extra strings to inspect in inbound messages.

Yara rules are distributed but not widely advertised so i might be missing some important files but it is nice to have the extra functionality for the future..

seo and webdesigner spammers are weird

Kkaran Bahree indian crook of well know ill repute

Strange bunch – I would like to know

why send via outlook,com – microsoft free email it is not like microsoft are writing ie6 compatible sites for us, I hate microsoft and report it as spam and i can fuck up microsoft free email that way too..

I am amused to read (if it gets past the spam filter) that microshit only employ 10 people.  Are these indians doing this too incompetent to have a domain themselves ?

Use of return receipts  – so first thing it does is ask for a confirmation and them ….

Asks for another human reply -you just got one so what was wrong with the one from above ? you demanded .

no checking of websites – The monkey house does not give a shit that we are not number 1, and yes our design is mobile friendly.

Forward of the original email.  – er why would i reply to that ?

Anyhow

some additions to Japanese netflix

From here (my blog)

Hibana

imdb: tt5301958 Manzai is slightly reminiscent of Rakgugo (my blog) if less formal not quite western stand up .   A bit of a slog and sometimes funny although quite hard to know when at times.

A story of comedians which comes from a manga* is comedy trying to be unfunny and i imagine quite hard to do. Despite that it has moments of profoundness.

5/5 bananas

Blame

imdb: tt6574146 is a japan film anime and rather well done. Stylistic and thought provoking.

5/5 bananas

Knights of Sidonia

imdb: 70301578 is an interesting take on ideas but set in space, a series its format in netflix sucks so expect a lot of fast forwarding reading the subtitles from a distance is a problem as white text on a white background is a problem and is not a bananas problem.

4/5 bananas

As an anime there are two seasons of if and

*ask your mummy what manga is.

gmail user names and domain names bad perceptions

farinelli

The gmail account i use has a emailer man (who emails us as a woman)* who wants me to buy at probably an extortionate price for the domain name that matches it.

What this transgendered idiot fails to realise is better names exist and i only choose the account name as it was not in use rather than desirable googles insistence on all android phones (my blog) having google account means all the best combinations have been used. .

I of course did not inform them

Jimmy Salvile renewal time.

Jimmy and Tony

Bananas was minding her own business and entertaining zoo guests when a beta ape out of the blue demanded it was time for the criminal records check (my blog) to be updated which came from some paid employee of the nhs who bosses volunteers (unpaid) about like this ape.

Nice work that .

It is a throw back to Jim and his chum (my blog) seen to your right which seemed to throw this ape into chaos and asked each of us here in the monkey house to read this, open that print it and then they telephone the volunteer manager of whom wanted this shit but could not be arsed to update there records.

In the end the ape got on a bus and saw the very important person as the links and the passwords sent apparently did not work as stated in the printed email.. All of this shit was apparently due to somebody worrying that the nhs is full of isis supporters* after they spent a fun summer blowing up children, killing policemen, raping females in Newcastle and tourists as is islam’s way..

Humanity. – anyhow having had enough of that with withering looks from the ape even about recycling paper they spewed out in several attempts to make sure there not muslim rapists or terrorists the rest of us went back to entertaining the zoo guests rather than dealing with idiots who sucked the life out with idiot dramas..

Speaking of citizen Blair has been in the news recently for getting paid by arabs while being a fully paid diplomat trying to find religious peace – i wonder if that might be considered a supporter of isis or deash.  He did not get a peace deal.mind you who wants to solve cancer (my blog) fixing things hey there’s no profit** in that.

Anyhow that’s what happened.

*i wonder who let them in?  ** Pakistan gave North Korea nuclear bomb know how

Is sogo opensource ?

I have a small interest in supporting one mobile phone via some kind of webmail and Sogo (my blog) is your horse for that. Alas in Jessie i was i386, no joy there. In Stretch (debian) things went amd64 bit and to my surprise i found a deb that could install.  It felt too easy but….

Having found most of the config files i then wondered about the database schema and found no files to create the sogo tables*.

Sisyphus is still a role model

There do exist update files for schema for crap mysql and the amazing postgres

ls so/sql*
so/sql-update-1.2.2_to_1.3.0-mysql.sh
so/sql-update-1.2.2_to_1.3.0.sh
so/sql-update-1.3.11_to_1.3.12-mysql.sh
so/sql-update-1.3.11_to_1.3.12.sh
so/sql-update-1.3.3_to_1.3.4-mysql.sh
so/sql-update-1.3.3_to_1.3.4.sh
so/sql-update-2.0.4b_to_2.0.5-mysql.sh
so/sql-update-2.2.17_to_2.3.0-mysql.sh
so/sql-update-2.2.17_to_2.3.0.sh

But how can i adjust nothing to something ?  eg

echo “Step 1 – Converting c_content from VARCHAR to TEXT in table sogo_folder_info” >&2
tables=`psql -t -U $username -h $hostname $database -c “select split_part(c_location, ‘/’, 5) from $indextable;”`

for table in $tables;
do
convVCtoText
done

So my adventure in Sogo came to an abrupt halt.

It appears to be a compile job.  Close but not useable. Its good that open source still retains mystery to it.   After all it keeps me in daily blog posts. apt remove sogo.  Maybe the third install attempt will  be the one?

*i have other databases.

 

Cancer charity scams

Meet Wendy Watson MBE (not here) of National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline

Since 2012, the charity’s accounts also show that as little as 2.8% of annual donations has been spent on “charitable activities”, such as running the helpline

No wonder there is no cure for any cancer, its a nice little owner for Wendy Watson and ilk for the pink trademark as well, after all if you cure something you dont need scam artists like Watson MBE.

Think about it.